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Phosa slates ANC

Mathews Phosa called on the ANC to decisively deal with officials implicated in crime.

FILE: Former ANC Treasurer-General Mathews Phosa. Picture: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Former ANC Treasurer-General Mathews Phosa has criticised the ruling party for failing to punish officials implicated in criminal activity.

He says he won't be associated with a party that promises one thing before an election, but does another once in power.

Phosa on Tuesday addressed the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Annual Conference in Sandton, north of Johannesburg.

He slammed the ANC for not doing enough for the country during its two-decade reign.

The former National Executive Committee member says over the past year, many people in the ANC have been accused of stealing public money.

He says to have members of the ruling party enriching themselves with money meant for the poor is simply unforgivable.

Phosa called on the ANC to do more to punish these individuals.

He told delegates he's freed himself from politics by resigning from the party's leadership.

Phosa ran for re-election during the ANC's National Elective Conference in Mangaung in December, but lost his post to Zweli Mkhize.

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